"The corporate boardroom has been a white-male bastion for far too long, limiting the opportunities for women and others to participate. I think once companies recognize the value and importance of bringing diversity to the boardroom, we will see this happening more and more.”
More than half of Americans – 53 percent – say they were subjected to hateful speech and harassment in 2018. And 37 percent reported severe attacks, including sexual harassment and stalking, according to a recently released survey.
Generating tens of billions in revenue, black women are the nation's fastest-growing demographic of entrepreneurs. But research shows that black women are among the least likely to get checks cut by venture capitalists. So few raise venture money that the percentage is, statistically speaking, nearly zero.
Lack of civility in internal debates on both sides of the diversity debate prompted Google to update its policies, the company said. In a FAQ, Google advised employees: "The important aspect to consider is how you’re communicating your views – you should be debating the issue, not attacking the person."